Responsible Travel Week 2013 is from 2/11-2/17/13. This is a global online event open to anyone wanting to share photos, stories of responsible travel. For me, Responsible Travel happens when we as visitors treat the land and local people and businesses the same way we would want to be treated–fairly and well. #rtweek2013

Ron Mader

Responsible Travel Week 2013 launches in two weeks. VIP tickets available Thursday!

To get everyone up to speed, here’s some frequently asked questions and answers. (If you have any question, just ask!)

What is Responsible Travel?

Responsible travel is treating others the way they wish to be treated. It’s a variation on the Platinum Rule… it’s also good manners. Rephrasing the Cape Town Declaration “Responsible travel creates better places for to live and better places to visit.” Good friends agree that responsible travel is a must-have in the growing movement that connects visitors and locals.

 What are the featured topics?

We are seeking some interesting stories about tourism’s connections to accessibilitybiodiversity conservationindigenous peoplesfoodparks and protected areasvolunteering and water cooperation. Other big questions to be explored are the connections between city and rural environments. Other topics: child protection, public…

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I specialize in content curation that communicates the heart of indigenous cultural and spiritual wisdom. I enjoy researching, writing and sharing about sacred sites, ceremony, shamanism from indigenous cultures in North, Central and South America. I take pride in curating and creating content that respects indigenous people, the sacredness of life, and Earth-based wisdom.

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